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Jul 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
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Jul 11, 2012 2:30am PDT
naacp in houston, texas to try to sell his jobs plan for the economy. unemployment in the african-american community is at 14.4%, far outpacing the national average. yesterday both campaigns focused on granting the other as responsible for sending jobs overseas. >> he likes to talk about outsourcing. he's run some interesting attack ads on me on that topic. it is interesting that when it comes to outsourcing, that this plaed been president has been outsourcing a good deal of -- of american jobs himself by putting money into energy companies, solar and wind energy companies that end up make their products outside the utes. if there's an outsourcer in chief it's the president in the united states, not the guy running to replace him. >> governor romney, in the business of outsourcing called pioneers. my experience has been working with outstanding members of labor and great managers to save the american auto industry. and as long as i'm president, i will keep fighting to make sure jobs are located here in the united states of america. >> meanwhile, the battle is growing over how much
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 9:00am PDT
down. texas already has. i think the highest rate of uninsured people are in texas. the answer from the left, i don't have an answer. people aren't in the streets protesting a lot of things they should be protesting but this is a situation where these are poor working poor people, they are busy. this is something they haven't gotten yet so it's not exactly being taken away from them. >> i just feel the pendulum has swung so far in the wrong direction in terms of the debate over this. we are talking about the governors that have said they're opting out of this, they have 29% of the total americans without health insurance in this country. the idea that not only are they not apologizing for this decision, but that they feel like they can sort of go out like yosemite sam with guns blazing and say this is equivalent to the titanic or the gestapo is shocking. >> it really is. i think we should say it simply. people are going to die because rick perry wants to run for president again or governors want to pander to the tea party. that's what's going to happen here. you have very poor people wh
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> texas governor rick perry is the latest to reject the affordable care act. they want to stall or stop carrying out the requirements all together, calling it socialized medicine this will bankrupt his state. >> the bottom line is that medicaid is a failed program. to expand this program is not unlike adding 1,000 people to the titanic. >> there is a bottom line question. what does it mean to people who live in states like texas. msnbc's richard louie. >> more than half of the country's states who wanted to stop the affordable care act. even though the land's highest court upheld the law, in addition to the six governor, the brock o brookings institutions said they are refusing to execute the law. governor perry's refusal means 1.4 million people will not for now. on average, a person in this group i was showing you makes from around $3,000 a year up to just under $15,000. these are the poorest living on 26 to 133% of the poverty line and in addition rejecting medicaid, some are rejecting creating their own insurance exchanging, another of the law's requirements. these are designed
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
children. >>> sherman helmsly has died at age 74. police in texas say he was found at his home, there's no word yet on the cause of death. >>> actor chad everett, the star of the '70s tv series, "medical center" has died of lung cancer as age 75. >>> and archaeologists say they may have found the remains of the woman commonly thought to be the model of the "mona lisa" experts may be able to reconstruct the face and compare it to the picture. >>> here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the "washington post" reports environmental groups are launching a campaign against republican lawmakers, they're calling the flat earth five. because they question greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources are transforming the earth's climate. >>> the "huffington post" reports that the republicans in the house mistakenly confused the words employment and unemployment. that led house democrat nancy pelosi to joke, looks like they should stop harping about red tape and start looking for the white-out. >>> "mother jones" reports conservative blogger wes riddle
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2012 1:00pm PDT
he made his case this afternoon in san antonio, texas. >> i don't believe in top down economics. i believe in middle out economics. bottom up economics. i believe in fighting on behalf of working families and giving them opportunity. that's not a democratic idea. that's an american idea. that's what built this country. >> that tit for tat after a week that kicked off with some stellar spin with the romney camp saying that retired retroactively from bain capital and jon stewart for one, he ain't buying it. >> i'm not saying that if you have a time machine, you necessarily have to kill hitler. but this retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine i have ever seen. >> or to even lower gas prices, but even as the week threatened to be sucked down the drain of mitt's hot tub time machine, the obama camp released a new ad hinting at romney's lack of tranz pa transparency. >> tax havens, offshore accounts carried interest. mitt romney has used every trick in the book. he admits in the last two years he's paid less than 2% on 43 million in income. >> the romney campaign of cou
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
old. >>> here is look at other news going on around america. in texas one family is getting the creeps, a crowing number of tehran ch las are making themselves at home on one man's property. he spotted at least ten in his home in the past month along with scorpions. one expert says they don't pose much risk but also are not easy to get rid of. >>> in massachusetts one man paid off his mortgage down to the last penny, he saved up $62,000 pennies. he started saving one current at a time after getting his mortgage. it took bank employees more than two days to unroll the coins, more than 400 pounds. >>> nasa captured amazing new images showing a 360-degree view of the martian landscape. the rover opportunity combined more than 800 pictures to show a composite view of a martian winter. ooh shows a martian crater spanning about 14 miles in diameter. >>> now for a look at the national weather, we turn to meade olt todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i think it's a painted desert in arizona. they couldn't find any picture. >> conspiracy theory. it's just a picture of the gran
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
eligible for medicaid. texas, the they only cover adults at 26% of the poverty line. it's $11,170 a year. so you could be a single person making $3,000 a year and you're not poor enough to qualify for medicaid. that's part of the reason texas has the highest uninsured rate in the entire nation. in massachusetts, by contrast, they cover working adults up to 133% of the poverty level. this is due to a former governor whose name rhymed with smitt sromney. everyone making up to 133% of the poverty line, they get medicaid automatically. right now, the federal government pays about 57% of medicaid's costs. states pick up the rest. and that's a good enough deal that every single state participates. in the affordable care act for the first three acts, the feds will cover 100% of the difference between wherever the state is now and where the law wants them to go 100%. after 2020, that drops a bit, but only drops to 90%. for every dollar the state puts in, the feds will put in $9. it's an incredible deal. the less you have been doing on medicaid so far, the more the federal government will pa
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
label came up in the other big event of the day, mitt romney going deep in the heart of texas and making his case that he would serve the african-american community better than the current occupant of the white house. yes. romney made a move for the black vote at the annual con freps conference of the naacp. putting on a game face of friday night lights and trying to pry away support from the man that's 2 most visible sign of the success of that very organization. the president himself. and take a look. they did. a double take by the sounds of it when mr. romney offered up his plan to repeal the president's signature health care law. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ booing ] >> don't worry if romney looked stunned there. he carried on bravely trotting out his favorite chamber of commerce study reassuring the naacp audience with a bogus survey by a lobbyist group. i'm sure they felt much better after that. while governor romney was enjoying a cheer down in texas, house s
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2012 1:00am PDT
doing it. >> that was the first of four events for the obama re-election campaign in texas today. in george w. bush's backyard on the day he puts out his economic growth how-to book. you will have a report from barack obama's charge across texas coming up next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'llever need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too. and they a
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2012 1:00am PDT
progressive.com today. >>> what do you think about the idea of texas as a swing state? >> you're not considered one of the battleground states although that's going to be changing soon. >> president obama speaking to a very enthusiastic crowd in the great state of texas yesterday. if you are a republican, the idea of texas as a swing state is probably a very worrying idea. but look, texas has now officially become a majority minority state as of the last census with latinos leading the new majority group in texas. if you're a republican politician, the view from the top of the ticket on the subject of your appeal to latino voters is not a good view. in the latest latino decisions poll which was just released today, president obama's lead over mitt romney among latino voters is 48 points. not that he's got support of 48% of latinos. 48 points is the margin of president obama's lead. this is a big republican problem. so what does the republican party do about the horrible polling with the fastest growing minority grew in the country? >> there is this new ad airing in a handful of state
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
. pepco the utility serving washington has crews in from georgia, texas, even canada. >> tree trimmers, contract line crews, our crews, we're really starting -- we're going to make a dent in this. >> you know people are not happy? >> absolutely. we get it. >> frustrated. >> reporter: david rutland's refrigerator and his neighbor's are full of spoiling food. with gas stations unable to pump. and thousands of people crowding malls and cooling shelters and libraries and schools, word is power might not be back on for many until friday. >> we put a lot of money into restoring or hardening the system but this was an extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night. 90 mile-per-hour winds. >> you could see the rain coming through, trees falling, trash lifting off the ground. >> reporter: more storms, heavy rain in chicago. wind in north carolina toppled more trees. one killed a couple on a golf cart. another killed a man taking refuge in a barn. the death toll in the storms past 22 and today will be even hotter from coast to coast. and in the mid-atlantic more potent
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
through the central mississippi valley and through texas could become active. it's the heat of the day that will get those going. d.c., isolated chance. better chances toward raleigh, char shot, south carolina, atlanta as well. a few showers toward the houston area, a few of them producing a little bit of lightning. we'll talk about what we can expect the next couple of days. for some areas it's repeating itself day after day. >>> also coming up, earnings start off down. china shows no sign of heating up. and what is by far america's favorite flower? your first look at business headlines straight ahead. >>> prince is king of the home run derby. and cheering a yankees slugger. [ male announcer ] you sprayed them. thought they were dead. huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. did you know honey nut cheerios is america's favorite cereal? oh, you're good! hey, did you know that honey nut cheerios is... oh you too! ooh, hey america's favorite cereal is... honey nut cheerios ok then off to ic
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
president joe biden to take the stage at the naacp convention in houston, texas. we're going to keep our eye on those live pictures. he'll be offering rebuttal to romney's speech he made yesterday. despite rounds of applause throughout romney's speech, the crowd did boo after romney said he would repeal the president's health care reform law. romney reacted last night during a fundraiser in montana saying "remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy but don't forget nothing is free. it has to be paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services." joining me now, we have two people on our panel. i want to start here with democratic strategist steve mcmahon. the president doesn't have any events these two days. i'd like to get to the reaction of thefr freeh statement. despite the president not having events for today and yesterday, he had some schedule conflicts. how will convention goers see this joe biden being there instead of the president? >> the convention goers fully understand that the obama adminis
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2012 3:00pm PDT
texas today. extreme takeover of the gop is real. and there's a serious cost to the american people. joining me now is victoria, fellow and university of texas and our nbc latino contributor. wayne slater, senior political reporter for the "dallas morning news." thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> now, wayne, are you surprised to hear this kind of criticism coming from within the gop? >> no, i'm not surprised. you look at what the tea party method, its approach, actual banner of the tea party as it begins to form in 2009. and manifested itself in 2010. no compromise, no retreat. and what's happening now is the chickens have come home to roost. and the republican party less and less is a place for moderate republicans. so what you see is a squeeze and divide within the republican party, we see it here in texas with the ted cruz race. we have seen it elsewhere where the idea of compromise is out the window and the whole thing is about my side, my way, my highway, or no way. >> well, let me ask you victoria. when you look at the fact that several republicans have come out and spoke
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
the affordable health care act. two of those states, texas and florida, by themselves account for 3 million people who are eligible under the medicaid expansion who simply won't get it thanks to their governors. the law could extend coverage to anyone with an income up to 133% of the poverty line, let's be clear who falls in the category. an individual with an annual income just below $15,000 or a family of four living on as little as $30,000 a year. before the affordable care act expanded the social safety net to catch these people, they simply were not quite poor enough to qualify for health care and still are not in the seven states whose governors seem contempt to let them continue to slip through the cracks. as we discuss making an appeal to the middle class, i still have to wonder why for those still struggling to get in that class their own governors who deny them just a little bit of help, still we me at the table, shelby knox, lawrence otis graham, it feels like the poverty line is a better definition of the poor, a definition of a family of four existing on $30,000 as weal
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2012 9:00am PDT
preventing texas from implementing a photo i.d. law that the justice department says could disenfranchise more than one million voters. this came as the obama administration reluctantly agreed to give florida permission to use a federal data base that will enable that state to move forward with a purge of voters who they believe are not registered properly or are noncitizens. a poll released yesterday on that shows that 54% of florida voters support that approach. joy-ann reid, we have talked a lot about voter i.d. we talk about it because it's important, it's a big story, and because it's political, because every voter i.d. law that has passed in the last four years has been a party line republican effort, although there have been some republican governors here and there who have pushed back. what you look at in texas is a little different. the supreme court has said look, you can require a photo i.d. they had that in a case in indiana. that is the current law. what's going on in texas relates more to the history of racism and segregation in voting and basically gives the
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
we've got some good news from austin, texas, and portmouth new hampshire. and we're done playing this sound effect. we are done with that. if you do not believe me, go to fred thompson is inherently funny.com. i should said we weren't going to play it again. who saw flames reach her home as her family pulled out of the driveway, this isn't just a teddy bear. it's a step towards normal. it's why allstate catastrophe teams didn't just arrive at these fires with cold water and checks to help the grown-ups start the rebuilding... they also brought thousands of these teddy bears for kids. people come first. everything else is second. [ female announcer ] allstate customers affected by the recent wildfires call 1-800-547-8676. visit a mobile claims office, your agent or allstate.com >>> the mysterious and as yet unsolved case of older sister who goes for the white house. that's still ahead. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
hold four fundraising events in texas as obama takes aim at the record at town hall and pennsylvania. he'll be greeted by the new obama ad. this time asking if romney and the unreleased years, quote, paid any taxes at all. >> tax havens offshore accounts, carried interest. mitt rom any has used every trick in the book. romney admits that in the last three years he's paid -- we don't know because romney has released just one full year of his tax returns and won't release anything before 2010. >> i have put out as much as we're going to put out. >> what is mitt romney hiding? >> it will not die, the taxes story and mitt romney, the president will not let it and he was back in ohio yet for his eighth trip to the state this year and it was his first town hall in the re-election campaign. >> what's your favorite girl scout cookie? >> i'm pretty partial to those mint -- >> thin mints. >> when can i cut your hair. >> you would not want a president who was disloyal to his barber. >> not exactly hammered with hard questions there in the town hall, but obama hammered romney for a
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
can light on fire. or not. back in february, the university of texas announced the results of a new study, new study shows no evidence of ground water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, awesome, sounds great. and then you learn, as the world did last week, that the lead scientists also works for a fraking company in texas. he sits on the board of a texas fracking company and holds stock and gets a nice annual fee. meanwhile, folks who live near fracking in texas are waking up to brand new earthquakes in their neighborhoods. one county has experienced 11 small quakes since early june. they used to have no earthquakes ever in that texas county, ever. now they've got deep injection wells and they're getting enough earthquakes that the insurance companies are starting to market earthquake insurance to the homeowners there. maybe they could ask the scientist who sits on the fracking board if the fracking is causing the quakes. as we worry over the associated calamity when we dig and drill and blast and mine and fracthis stuff out of the ground so we can set it on fire for fuel, as
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
our radar this morning. texas governor rick perry joined the list of governors who won't expand medicaid under president obama's health care reform law. texas is the 7th and largest state to reject the expansion according to a list kept by the hill newspaper. florida, kansas, iowa, south carolina and wisconsin. all seven have republican governors and make up 21% of the population. eight other states are leaning toward rejecting the expansion. look at the map here. seven of them have republican governors. the exception is missouri. that state's legislature and lieutenant governor's office are controlled by republicans. the obama campaign pulled in $71 million last month, less than romney's $106 million haul. second consecutive month they have outraised the president. what looks like a sizable advantage for team romney isn't there now. let me explain. romney can't spend any of the general election funds he raised until after he accepts the republican nomination in late august during the convention. until then the romney campaign is stuck with primary dollars putting him at a spend
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
so if you're in driving distance of austin, texas, on saturday or portsmouth, new hampshire, on sunday, we have details posted if you would like to go. again, they've been your wars. it's your country, you're invited. >>> mercury rising. a large swath of the u.s. enduring another day of relentless heat, but is there light at the end of the tunnel? >>> exit wound. shocking new video shows the moments leading up to a huge pileup on a dallas off ramp. >>> and -- with a bang. out with a bang. a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks to go off at once. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. 234is is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with going to extremes. relief could be in sight for millions of americans who have endured nearly a week of record-breaking heat, but the dangerous heat wave forecast to break this weekend in many parts of country is still not over yet. nbc's dan shen minh has that story. >> reporter: 92 degrees before 9:00 a.m. another hot day just beginning in chicago. the temperature
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2012 2:30am PDT
pretty either. arkansas, now oklahoma, even north texas is now quickly shifting back into a bad drought. and when you're really dry, the soil has no moisture in it, doesn't really help you cool. it's almost like a desert effect. usually the plants and the trees and the shrubbery help cool things off. but with everything so bone dry, it's easily with the sun up today going to get from 105 to 110 today from dallas to kansas all the way back over through arkansas. and even as we shift to tomorrow, there's no relief in sight. there's no rain in sight either. i mean, this area of the country just got a feel for all the people that their livelihoods depend on rainfall. talking the ranchers all the way through all the farmers. forecast for the northeast, you get a dry day today. a beautiful day, figures after a rainy, wet weekend in many spots. d.c., a slight chance of a storm. for the most part, you're dry. coastal areas of south carolina, florida and north carolina, late in the evening or early in the morning, you look just fine today. luke, a little preview of tomorrow does show som
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
is deciding texas's voter i.d. law. texas has sued the justice department for blocking its new law that, like similar measures in indiana and georgia, would require government-issued photo i.d.s at the polls. opponents of the law say they disproportionately affect black and hispanic voters and violate the landmark 1965 voting rights act. >>> omar van honey has been covering the voter i.d. laws, thanks for join being us. >> thanks for having me. >> take a look at your latest article, it looks at the impacts of the voter i.d. laws on the presidential election. how big of an issue is this for president obama's campaign? >> they're taking it very seriously. on the campaign already subtly and overtly they're going and telling people in these really main-based groups that you talked about, african-americans, hispanics but also young voters disproportionately affected by this, they need to turn out, african-americans at even a better rate than they had in 2008, and there's concerns that these voter i.d. laws in some swing states could have a real effect. >> we're talking about how many ba
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2012 1:00am PDT
true for south carolina and a number of other states including texas, which hey, also made voting more difficult and also, hey, was rebuffed by the justice department, which is also now in court waiting for a judge's ruling. according to the doj, there are a million and a half voters in texas who don't have the kind of id the state now requires for voting. a million and a half. so far, two states who have seen their voter id laws rejected by the justice department in the last year alone. two doesn't seem like a big number before you realize before texas and south carolina made voting more difficult, the justice department hadn't rejecting a state voting law in 20 years. nothing for 20 years, then in just one year, the department has to do it twois t it twice. most of the states under the department of justice's jurisdiction on these things are in the south and it's thanks to the 1965 voter rights act. but there's an ask rsk. they have to get department of justice approval. in new hampshire's republican legislature made it more difficult to vote and the governor vetoed the law and the l
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 1:00am PDT
line, i guess, you have texas with governor perry there saying that his state is going to opt out of medicaid even to the extent it's going to cost them money, put them at odds federally, put them at odds with the federal government, potentially, in legal breach of what their responsibilities are. do you think we're entering into a position where the red states and blue states are going to diverge fundamentally on what it's like to live there. whether or not you have health care based on whether or not your governor is a republican or democrat. >> vermont is different than texas, so there's a decision, and the decision in vermont, when we embraced the effort, that was bipartisan. why wewere able to move ahead is a lot of the republicans were arguing, we have to get the cost down. democrats taditionally argue we have to have insurance for everyone. the only way we're going to have sustainable access for all americans is to have lower cost health care and we do that by having belter delivery, best practices, things that improve the delivery of the health care system. so that's the appr
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
governor rick perry of texas. the guy whomts to eliminate a bunch of federal agencies, but can't be bothered to remember which ones and the guy alon with reject a spending deal with a cut to tax rh owe of 10-1. they were just given a real world choice by the supreme court. in upholding the individual manda mandate, the the supreme court allowed states to -- in other words, states can decide if they want to cover more poor people under the federal medicaid insurance program and have the federal government pay the tab. in normal times, this would be no big deal. after all, who's say thanks but no thanks to the federal government offering 90 cents on the dollar to help your state. it's 100 cents on the dollar in the early years. unfortunately, these are not normal times. rick perry happens to be the governor of texas. one in four of texas residents have no health insurance. costs have skyrocketed faster than the national average, but do you think that means he's going to go along with the plan? texas isn't alone here. seven states have said they're opting out and another eight look lik
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
clear the goal here -- the audience here was texas, donors, independent voters. it was not about the people in the room. think about what george bush did when he was a candidate in 2000. talk about the soft bigotry of expectations and no child left behind. even if you disagree, he tried to come with something. john mccain when he went last cycle, he acknowledged the history of having the first african-american candidate. romney didn't any of those kinds of things. he attacked -- called him my opponent a couple times in addition to going after obama care. the other thing i find hypocritical. he was perfectly happy to invoke his father who does have an impressive record when it comes to an issue like this, but he runs away from his father's record when it comes to transparency and releasing his tax records. major hypocrisy. >> he also seems to run away from his father in terms of his father showing courage in terms of marching with civil rights and standing up for civil rights issues, i believe his mother met dr. king. you have to ask yourself is mitt romney showing the same kind of ou
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
pretty ugly down in texas. >> now, richard, is there political pressure from republicans on ben bernanke to stay out of the labor market? >> there has been pressure all along, and there's pressure to avoid the next round of what they call contative easing, which rick perry thinks is the worst evil you could imagine. the federal reserve bank rolled not just the big banks in new york, but major corporations across the world when the meltdown happened. it's the height of irresponsibility to try to play politics when the world is looking at another crisis in europe, the federal reserve may be the only institution to act as the lender of last resort for the entire world. that's american leadership. we should be celebrating that. it's scary, devastating we should go through it, but we have a unique role in the world. we shouldn't take that away just as republicans would hate the idea that america's military power shouldn't be preeminent. >> richard wolfe, thank you so much for your time. >> remember to answer tonight ffs question there at the bottom of the screen. share you thoughts o
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
harder yesterday when attorney general holder delivered a blistering speech framing texas' proposed voter i.d. law as a segregationist effort to erode african-american turnout. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> that reference was not in holder's prepared remarks. after holder spoke the convention pass ad resolution saying that the contempt citation that the republican house passed against him was a traffic stay of justice. don't expect romney to bring up any of those things today. >>> he will focus on unemployment in the calf can't american community which is 14.4% and make an economic case as he did yesterday in mesa county, colorado. dismissing the president's call to let the bush era tax rates expire for americans making over $250,000 a year. >> this week the president added insult to injury. with another kic
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 12:00am PDT
the naacp convention in houston, texas today. he delivered a speech short on specifics and long on tepid generalities. >> some may wonder why a republican would campaign in the african-american community and address the naacp. i hope to address every american of every race, creed, and sexual orientation. from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between. >> romney was greeted with polite applause throughout the speech, and even got some encouraging organ music. >> i can't promise you that i'll agree on every issue, but i do promise that your hospitality to me today will be returned. we will know one another. and we will work to common purpose. >> the audience gave romney their attention and a fair hearing. at the end of the speech, the crowd respectfully offered a standing ovation to the candidate. the attendees gave him some credit for showing up. unlike the previous president, george w. bush, who openly shunned any invitations to the naacp convention. but there was one moment where mitt romney delivered an actual policy position. the reception, that was not very warm. >> if
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
far. also another person as died after that shocking crash in texas involving a pickup truck crammed with 23 people. we'll get details in our news around the nation. [ cellphone rings ] the wife. hey, babe. got the jetta. i wiped the floor with the guy! not really. i would've been fine with 0% for 36 months, but i demanded 60. no...i didn't do that. it was like taking candy from a baby. you're a grown man. alright, see you at home. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen autobahn for all event. we good? we're good. [ male announcer ] at 0% apr for 60 months, no one needs to know how easy it was to get your new volkswagen. that's the power of german engineering. ...more talk on social security... ...but washington isn't talking to the american people. [ female announcer ] when it comes to the future of medicare and social security, you've earned the right to know. ♪ ...so what does it mean for you and your family? [ female announcer ] you've earned the facts. ♪ washington may not like straight talk, but i do. [ female announcer ] and you've earned a say. get the facts and make your voic
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2012 2:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
who work like in houston, texas, where maybe he should have stopped off and met with the janitors that clean 90 bathrooms in a five-hour period and only get paid $8 and some cents an hour. and jpmorgan only wants to give them 50 cents extra hour over a ten-year period. that's who he's talking about. then, of course, if we bring this up on our side, it's class warfare. but what they forget, reverend sharpton, is that many people's social security, medicaid, medicare, many of these programs, we've paid taxes. we've paid into these programs and gee, how about wall street and the free money they got at the end of the bush administration? >> well, let me go to you then. because i think progress crunched the numbers and found it would raise taxes for more than 2 million working families. after giving a $250,000 tax cuts to millionaires. we're talking about giveaways, we're going to give to the rich and take from the poor then accuse the poor on top of that of wanting free stuff and giveaways. >> i mean, i just want to agree with joe madison about this. i think the question is who does this g
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> debunktion junction, what's my function? true or false, mitt romney is the republican nominee for president? it's a done deal, according to republican party rules, there's no other candidate with enough delegates to be the nominee. mr. romney clinched the nomination in may in the texas primary where he won more than 100 delegates so now he's the undisputed republican nominee for president in the 2012 election. is that true or is that false? false. remember congressman ron paul? congressman paul has actively -- stopped actively campaigning for president, but his supporters is have not actively stopped supporting him, including fighting it out in the states to win for ron paul those states' delegates to the republican national convention in tampa where the nominee of the party gets chosen. ron paul has won a majority of delegates from maine, wisconsin, and louisiana. that's four states. and according to rules,
MSNBC
Jul 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
and republicans, between bobby and myself. pick on texas. 22% of its kids have no health insurance, and 25% of its adults have no health insurance. those aren't just texas kids. those are american kids. and i think we have an obligation to make sure our kids have health insurance. and this bill does that. i don't like the individual mandate either, and i don't ç think it was necessary, but it's there. the supreme court has spoken. the congress has spoken. the president has spoken. mitt romney has shown this can work because it did work in massachusetts with 98% of people covered. i don't want to live in a country where 22% of the kids who are american kids in texas don't have health insurance, and i think it's our obligation as a society to make sure everybody has health insurance, and that is what this bill does. >> i'm out of time. two quick ones for you, governor. you're on the vp list. would you like to be his running mate if he asks you? >> you and i talked about this before. we're not going to speculate. i've said this the last several weeks. we're not speculating or commen
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2012 10:00am PDT
. romney in pennsylvania, the president in texas. can the president turn out the base? the national urban league takes a look at the mood of african-american voters this year. >>> plus, speaking of vice presidents, dick cheney returning to capitol hill today to help republicans who are opposed to defense cuts. >>> and pucker up. the president gets a do-over on the kiss cam and then schools kobe bryant on the dream team debate. >> you know, this is a generational thing. i was around in '92, i was a bulls fan, so i've got to go with the original dream team, and i suspect that michael and sir charles and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games. but this is a great team, unbelievable talent, and kobe's a competitor so you expect him to do a little trash talking whenever the opportunity arises. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. no trash talking here. in our daily fix, mitt romney has started to prepare for the all-important rollout of a running mate. he's hired two experienced republican staff members to take care of the
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> welcome back to "hardball." republican governors in iowa and florida are making it harder for felons who have served their sentences to get back a fundamental right of citizenship. the right to vote. critics argue it is another way to tamp down voter turnout ahead of november's election especially ammon typically democratic voters. the bureau of justice reports that 60% of prison inmates across the nation are black or hispanic. florida and iowa are two of the handful of states that don't automatically reinstate an ex-felon's right to vote. but they happen to be swing states. joining me now are lenny curry, chairman of the florida republican party and eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst. and "washington post" columnist. mr. curry, what accounts i
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2012 2:30am PDT
fundraisers in texas this afternoon. a day after kicking off his first town hall of his campaign in cincinnati. the president aggressively targeted mitt romney telling the ohio crowd that former governor romney does have a plan for creating jobs as you heard this one before, just not in this country. >> i've got to be honest. today we found out there's a new study out by nonpartisan economists that says governor romney's economic plan would, in fact, create 800,000 jobs. there's only one problem. the jobs wouldn't be in america. they would not be in america. they'd be in other countries. by eliminating taxes on corporations foreign income, governor romney's plan would encourage company to shift more operations to foreign tax havens creating 800,000 jobs in those other countries. i want to give incentives to companies that are investing in you, the american people, to create american jobs, making american goods that we're selling around the world stand for three proud words, made in america. >> the romney campaign called the tax report the president was referring to there biased poin
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
oklahoma to texas, this is going to probably be one of the hottest weeks of the summer. eastern seaboard, a dip in the jet stream. you're still warm. a lot of thunderstorms right along the carolina coastline. that will be the pattern this week. we're not going to see anything too hot in the east. heat advisories from oklahoma city to dallas. all the way from new orleans back up to little rock. this is where the heat will be worst as we go throughout the day today. how hot will it be? check out the temperature in wichita, kansas, up to 108 today. could even be near 110 right around tulsa from 105 oklahoma city to dallas. little rock's been above 100 day after day. 107 today around little rock, ridiculous. it's pretty humid around new orleans up into areas of alabama and mississippi, too. i tell you what, dallas, this week, 105 all the way to about 100 right through friday. so it doesn't look like any relief is coming. thankfully in kansas city, we do have a few thunderstorms this morning. we'll take whatever rain we can get. it's not drenching the whole area but from st. joseph to k.c., w
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